Nine on the Ninth
14th & V | Langston | July 09,2012 | 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

"Nine On The Ninth" Open Mic Poetry is the legendary monthly poetry series that debuted back in October 2005.

It's a feature driven format, which means, the feature opens the show and the open mic follows. We do this to make sure you get the full effect of each and every specially selected feature we bring to the Langston Room stage, and we've had plenty; From Def Poetry Jam's,  Tara Betts, Bassey Ikpi,  Roger Bonair Agard  and   Regie Cabico, to award winning poets such as  Reginald Dwayne Betts ,  Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Sarah Browning,  to rare visits by Grammy nominated artists  Christylez Bacon and Carolyn Malachi. 

Tonight's featured poet is Charneice Fox 

Charneice Fox Richardson is an award winning screenwriter, playwright, published poet and director of film and theater. Born in West Virgina the granddaughter of a coal miner, Charneice's godfather is the legendary Gil Scott-Heron. She is the one of the founding partners and Creative Director of the multi-media organization, Straight, No Chaser Productions (SNC), whose mission is to create provocative media with youth that teaches them to question everything. Her work has been featured on CNN, The BBC, NBC, NPR, CBS and BET. SNC's script, "Multitude of Mercies," was winner of the BET's, RAP IT UP Competition and winner of Cable Positives Award for "Outstanding Programming" in a made for TV movie.  In 2008 SNC was a finalist for the "Outstanding Emerging Artist" DC Mayor's Arts Award, held at the Kennedy Center. Fox-Richardson is the creator and co-director of the highly anticipated documentary “The MLK Streets Project". In 2010 she directed Ntzoke Shange's classic "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf" for the inaugural D.C. Black Theatre Festival, which garnered rave reviews. That same year, Charneice wrote and directed “Rose Bushes and Machetes” and competed in the Maryland Academy of Community Theater One Act Competition where the play won “Best Ensemble.”  Rose Bushes. . .  will be produced in a one act festival off Broadway in August 2012. Her biggest artistic accomplishment is being a mom to Noah and Nigel, and step mom to Mathias and Kaya.

$5 Admission. Tickets available online at midnight


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